As the long-awaited eighth and final season of the world's biggest television show approaches, Joanna Hunkin travels to London to interview the cast.

It's 8.30 on a Tuesday morning in central London. On the upper floor of a terribly posh hotel (I'm not allowed to tell you which one), dozens of journalists begin the check-in process for what will probably be the biggest press day held this year.

The event, which has become an annual occurrence, is bigger than ever, as the world's biggest TV show approaches its final run. Outside it is bleak and grey; a typical February morning

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